|Title:||Three Came to Ville Marie|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Tags:||Canada, fiction, Governor General's Literary Award, historical, Quebec, romance|
Three came to Ville Marie is probably Canadian author Alan Sullivan's best known novel - it won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction in 1941. As well as being a romantic tale, it vividly captures the hardship of early settlers' lives in Canada. It tells the story of a wealthy young French couple in the time of Louis XIV, Paul and Jacqueline, whose engagement is broken up by the arrival of the dashing Jules, who sweeps Jacqueline off her feet. Broken-hearted, Paul sets out for the wild frontier of New France, where the early colonists are embroiled in conflict with the local tribes people. However, an indiscretion involving Jacqueline and the King leads to the now married Jules and Jacqueline also heading for Canada and back into Paul's life, leading to struggles of an altogether different kind. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Sullivan, Alan
Edward Alan Sullivan (November 29, 1868 — August 6, 1947) was a Canadian poet and author of short stories. He is noted for his 1935 historical adventure novel The Great Divide, which depicts the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
He gained recognition in the United States through his poems, short stories and comprehensive articles on various themes. These frequently appeared in Harper's Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and other leading American periodicals. In 1941 he won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction for the novel Three Came to Ville Marie and The Magic Makers in 1930. Wonder Stories reviewed his lost race novel In The Beginning favorably, saying its depiction of an encounter between modern men and Pleistocene-era tribesmen was a "most tremendous drama of inter-racial conflict".--Wikipedia.
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